Urban Belly – Worth the Walk

It is easy for some West Loopers on the east end of the West Loop to overlook Chef Bill Kim’s Urban Belly and its sister restaurant, Belly Q, when thinking about where to get dinner in the ‘hood. But these gems at the western edge of the West Loop (at 1400 W....

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West Loop Holiday Fun

The holiday season is in full swing, and the West Loop was home to several family events this past Saturday. With the kids in tow, we headed out in search of Santa, snacks, and holiday cheer! Our first stop of the day was the “Polar Bear Palooza” at the new...

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1330 W Fulton (Sterling Bay)

At the November meeting of the NOWL Development Committee, Scott Goodman with Sterling Bay presented their concept for a new office building with ground floor retail and an attached parking garage at 1330 W. Fulton Street. Known as Fulton West, the project would complete a partially-built structure that was originally...

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1045 W Washington (Belgravia)

During the November NOWL Development Committee meeting, Stuart Kantoff of Belgravia Group presented their next proposed West Loop development, CA-Washington, to be located just south of Harpo Studios and just north of Belgravia’s CA-23 development, between Aberdeen and Carpenter in the existing A&A Automotive lot. Based on resident support voiced...

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352 N Union (Cardiff Mason Development)

Representatives from Cardiff Mason Development and architect Pappageorge Haymes Partners presented a proposed 38-story building on the vacant lot at 352 N. Union Street. The structure, which is proposed to be up to 450 ft in height, would be located in the space between the elevated Halsted Street structure and...

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352 N. Union Proposed High Rise

Last night, Alderman Brendan Reilly’s (42nd) office and Neighbors of West Loop hosted a community meeting at Old St. Patrick’s Church. The purpose of the meeting was for Alderman Reilly and the residents to listen to the developer’s proposal to build a residential high rise building at the undeveloped lot...

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1140 W. Madison Development

On Wednesday, October 29, representatives of Stefani Group presented their concept for a new restaurant, “MAD Social” at 1140 W. Madison to local residents. The 75-seat establishment would provide “New American” offerings from steak tartar to chicken and waffles. Steven Hartenstein with the Stefani Group emphasized that the restaurant would...

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Thank You from West Loop Families

Thank you for coming out to the 6th Annual West Loop Families Halloween Parade! We maxed out the space at the National Hellenic Museum, where over 150 kids made Greek monster masks, bookmarks and Halloween crafts; played with snow, shaving cream, pumpkins, gooey brains and eyeballs; and worked on coloring...

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